Indian Export Ivory Chess Set, circa 1830
An Indian Export Ivory Chess Set, circa 1830
one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings with pierced tops and foliate spray finials, queens with pierced crowns and lotus bud finials, bishops with mitres, knights as horses' heads, rooks as slender turrets with spire finials, pawns with slender baluster knops
King: 7.9cm high
Pawn: 4.2cm high
Stock Reference: VS 1463
Good. As with other antique Indian sets, the ivory on the white side has been 'bleached white'. Slight rubbing and fading to red stain. A few very minor scuffs and nicks. A charming little set.
A Note From Luke
Charming little ivory chess set. Made in India for export to the United Kingdom during the days of the East India Company. The red side is stained with cochineal dye.
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Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)
Please note that as this chess set contains elephant ivory dating from pre 3 March 1947 it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States. Please contact me if you need further information.